CALIFORNIA

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Golden Gate State

Cigarettes: $2.87/pack 

• Other Tobacco Products: 

59.27% Wholesale Price

E-Cigarettes: 
59.27% Wholesale Price

Excise Taxes

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-Yes-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?

-Yes-

Flavor Bans?

Yes, in certain localities.

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: CALIFORNIA

Key Points: 

  • California’s vaping industry provided more than $2.9 billion in economic activity in 2018 while generating 2,905 vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in California exceeded $9.9 million in 2016.

  • 2. As of December 23, CDPH has reported 187 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses and includes information on age, gender, and substances vaped. 82 percent of California patients reported vaping THC. CDPH earns an A-ranking for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.

  • In 2018, 10.9 percent of high school students reported past 30-day use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices. In 2017, only 1.9 percent of high school students reported daily use of vapor products. More data is needed.

  • Only 2 percent of FDA retail compliance checks resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors between January 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019.

  • California spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, California dedicated only $250.4 million on tobacco control, or 8 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

CALIFORNIA TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN CALIFORNIA

 
 

FDA Compliance Checks
January 1, 2018 - October 1, 2019

Types of Products Sold

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